August 24, 2019 at CPL

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Sashiko - a decorative embroidery meant to reinforce fabrics - indigo dying, and visible mending are popular in the crafting world. Learn more about sashiko stitching and visible mending with some of these resources.

     Although the term "afrofuturism" was coined in the 1990s, the works that it is used to describe have been around for much longer. Afrofuturistic books, movies, and music explore the intersection of science fiction, fantasy, technology, and the cultural experience of Black people around the world. If you're curious about this genre, the following books, movies, and albums at the Library are a great place to start:

Also available in: e-book | audiobook | e-audiobook

Seventeen-year-old Zelie, her older brother Tzain, and rogue princess Amari fight to restore magic to the land and activate a new generation of magi, but they are ruthlessly pursued by the crown prince, who believes the return of magic will mean the end of the monarchy.

Also available in: e-music

Dirty computer (featuring Brian Wilson) -- Crazy, classic, life -- Take a byte -- Jane's dream -- Screwed (featuring Zoë Kravitz) -- Django Jane -- Pynk (featuring Grimes) -- Make me feel -- I got the juice (featuring Pharrell Williams) -- I like that -- Stevie's dream -- Don't judge me -- So afraid -- Americans

Teens and adults who are comfortable with technology and eager to share their skills with others are invited to apply for the Computer/Tech Assistant volunteer positionApplications will be accepted through Friday, August 30 at 6:00 PM.

Chess Plus

Build your strategic thinking skills while enjoying fun gameplay with the classic board games chess, checkers, and mancala. Assistance about how to play will be provided, or just find a partner and get started playing. No registration required; just drop in! For ages 7 and up.

 

Upcoming sessions

Saturday, August 24 - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM Friends' Activity Room
Saturday, September 21 - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM Friends' Activity Room